The Alston Wilkes Society is governed by a Board of Directors of 18 members from across the Carolinas. Board members are elected for a three-year term and can be re-elected for one additional three year term after which they must rotate off of the board for at least one year before serving again, unless they are serving an unexpired term, in which case they can still serve two full three year terms.
Our Board Officers
Rev. Stephen Taylor
Senior Pastor, Union United Methodist Church
Auditor, Selective Insurance Co.
Director of Lancaster County EMS
Jay Dowd, PhD
Board Vice President
CEO, The Citadel Foundation
Our Board Members
Vicky L. Edwards
Placement Director, Faces Inc.
Mayor, Town of Lexington
Sr. Pastor, St. Andrew By The Sea UMC
Chief Development Officer, Diversified Development Inc.
Dr. Julia Boyd
Retired, District 2 Education Administrator
Retired, Chief US Probation Officer
Andrew Cole, Esq.
Collins and Lacy, P.C.
Chief of Police, Cayce Police Department
Deputy Adjutant General of SC
Retired, Director of Anderson County Public Library System
Retired, Assistant Sheriff, Charleston County
Retired, Commissioner of SC Department of Corrections
Department Chair, Greenville Technical College
Rev. Scott Smoak
Senior Pastor, Trinity United Methodist Church
Past Board Presidents
Rev. Claude McIntosh*
Dr. Harris Parker*
Dr. Joanne Fraser
Rev. Dr. David Donges
Mark Taylor, Esq.
Dr. Sylvia Clark
The Honorable Mary Clark
Rev. Dr. Fred Andrea
Rev. Dr. James Adams
W.H. Nicholson, III, Esq.
Rev. Eli Alston Wilkes*
First Executive Director
* Indicates this person is now deceased